Schedule 2021

Week 1 Activities

DateActivity
May 15-16, 2021
Saturday - Sunday
Arrivals
May 17 – May 21, 2021Research with faculty
May 17, 2021 – Monday9am – 9:30am, Welcome orientation, HEC 101
9:30am – 10am, REU CISE Pre-Survey, Dr. Audrey Rorrer, UNC Charlotte, HEC 101
10:00am – 12pm, Research Labs Tour [HEC, Engineering I, Research I, Research Park] & campus visit
1pm – 5pm, AI/machine learning tutorial (part I), HEC 101
May 18, 2021 – Tuesday9am – 12pm, AI/machine learning tutorial (part II), HEC 101
12pm – 1pm, Lunch at HEC 101
1pm – 5pm, AI/machine learning tutorial (part III), HEC 101
May 19, 2021 – Wednesday9am – 4pm Start your research in your research lab!
4pm – 5pm, Research Preparation Workshop: Library Research & Literature Review, presented by Ven Basco from UCF Libraries, HEC 101
May 21, 2021 – Friday9am – 12pm, Weekly research group meeting, HEC 101


Week 2 Activities

DateActivity
May 24 – May 28, 2021Research with faculty
May 24, 2021 – MondayREU Picnic!
6pm – 8pm Social: Picnic at Lake Claire Pavilion [combined social event with MAE and Nano Technology REU programs]
May 26, 2021 – Wednesday 5pm – 6pm, Professional development workshop: Lacking Experience or Changing Careers? Combination Resumes that Work (webinar – HEC 119), presented by College of Graduate Studies
May 27, 2021 – Thursday 1pm – 3pm, Academic integrity workshop: Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality (online – HEC 119), presented by College of Graduate Studies
May 28, 2021 – Friday9am – 12pm, Weekly research group meeting, HEC 101


Week 3 Activities

DateActivity
May 31, 2021Memorial Day!
June 1 – June 4, 2021Research with faculty
June 2, 2021 – Wednesday12pm – 1pm, Research workshop: Presentation Skills (online – HEC 119), presented by College of Graduate Studies
June 4, 2021 – Friday9am – 12pm, Weekly research group meeting, HEC 101


Week 4 Activities

DateActivity
June 7 – June 11, 2021Research with faculty
June 11, 2021 – Friday9am – 12pm, Weekly research group meeting, HEC 101
June 11, 2021 – Friday3:30pm – 5pm, 2021 REU students Birthday Celebrations, HEC 101
[combined social event with MAE and Nano Technology REU programs]
June 12, 2021 – Saturday8am – 6pm Kennedy Space Center Visit [combined social event with MAE and Nano Technology REU programs]


Week 5 Activities

Date Activity
June 14 – June 18, 2021Research with faculty
June 15, 2021 – Tuesday4pm – 5pm, Research workshop: Planning Poster Presentations (online – HEC 119), presented by College of Graduate Studies
June 18, 2021 – FridayMid-program REU final reports due

9am – 12pm, Weekly research group meeting, HEC 101


Week 6 Activities

DateActivity
June 21 – June 25, 2021Research with faculty
June 23, 2021 – Wednesday5pm – 6pm, Professional development workshop: Acing the Virtual Interview (webinar – HEC 119), presented by College of Graduate Studies
June 24, 2021 – Thursday4pm – 6pm, Career Opportunities Seminar: Industry Panel, HEC 101
June 25, 2021 – Friday9am – 12pm, Weekly research group meeting, HEC 101


Week 7 Activities

DateActivity
June 28 – July 2, 2021Research with faculty
June 30, 2021 – Wednesday3:30pm – 5pm Graduate School Preparation Seminar, Presented by AAP/OUR & College of Graduate Studies, virtual
July 1, 2021 – Thursday12pm – 2pm, Academic integrity workshop: Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship (online – HEC 119), presented by College of Graduate Studies
July 2, 2021 – Friday9am – 12pm, Weekly research group meeting, peer and mentor feedback session & poster reviews, HEC 101


Week 8 Activities

DateActivity
July 5, 2021Independence Day Observed!
July 6 – July 9, 2021
Research with faculty
Final project presentations by students at the REU Site Symposium
Poster presentation practice (in each research labs)
Collect significant student/program highlights with student photos and photo releases from faculty and students for NSF program highlight request
July 8, 2021 – Wednesday10am – 12:30pm, Poster presentation practice (session I), HEC 119
July 9, 2021 – Friday9am – 12pm Weekly research group meeting, practice (session II), and poster/demo setup, HEC 101 and HEC Atrium

12pm – 3pm, REU Symposium [combined event with Nano Technology REU program] (lunch provided), HEC Atrium and HEC 101

3pm – 3:30pm REU CISE Post-Survey, Dr. Audrey Rorrer, UNC Charlotte
REU Project evaluations; REU faculty self-efficacy survey